1995–96 San Antonio Spurs season

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1995–96 San Antonio Spurs season
Midwest Division Champions
Head coach Bob Hill
General manager Gregg Popovich
Arena Alamodome
Results
Record 59–23 (.720)
Place Division: 1st (Midwest)
Conference: 2nd (Western)
Playoff finish West Conference Semifinals
(eliminated 2-4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
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The 1995-96 NBA season was the Spurs' 20th season in the NBA and 29th season as a franchise.[1] San Antonio hosted the 1996 NBA All-Star Game. The Spurs finished first in the Midwest Division with a 59-23 record. In the playoffs, they would defeat the Phoenix Suns in four games in the first round, but would lose six games to the Utah Jazz in the semifinals.

Draft picks[edit]

Main article: 1995 NBA Draft
Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 29 Cory Alexander PG  United States Virginia

Roster[edit]

Starter

Backup

Reverse

Inactive

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Midwest Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-San Antonio Spurs 59 23 .720 33–8 26–15 19–5
x-Utah Jazz 55 27 .671 4.0 34–7 21–20 14–10
x-Houston Rockets 48 34 .585 11.0 27–14 21–20 15–9
Denver Nuggets 35 47 .427 24.0 24–17 11–30 13–11
Dallas Mavericks 26 56 .317 33.0 16–25 10–31 10–14
Minnesota Timberwolves 26 56 .317 33.0 17–24 9–32 10–14
Vancouver Grizzlies 15 67 .183 44.0 10–31 5–36 3–21
Western Conference
# Team W L PCT GB
1 c-Seattle SuperSonics 64 18 .780
2 y-San Antonio Spurs 59 23 .720 5
3 x-Utah Jazz 55 27 .671 9
4 x-Los Angeles Lakers 53 29 .646 11
5 x-Houston Rockets 48 34 .585 16
6 x-Portland Trail Blazers 44 38 .537 20
7 x-Phoenix Suns 41 41 .500 23
8 x-Sacramento Kings 39 43 .476 25
9 Golden State Warriors 36 46 .439 28
10 Denver Nuggets 35 47 .427 29
11 Los Angeles Clippers 29 53 .354 35
12 Dallas Mavericks 26 56 .317 38
13 Minnesota Timberwolves 26 56 .317 38
14 Vancouver Grizzlies 15 67 .183 49


z - clinched division title
y - clinched division title
x - clinched playoff spot

Game log[edit]

Playoffs[edit]

West First Round[edit]

(2) San Antonio Spurs vs. (7) Phoenix Suns Last Playoff Meeting: 1993 Western Conference Semifinals (Phoenix won 4-2)

Game Date Home Score Visitor Score Record

(SAS-PHX)

Venue Recap Television
1 April 26 San Antonio 120 Phoenix 98 1-0 Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas 1 TNT 8:00et
2 April 28 San Antonio 110 Phoenix 105 2-0 Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas 2 NBC 3:00et
3 May 1 Phoenix 94 San Antonio 93 2-1 America West Arena, Phoenix, Arizona 3 TNT 10:30et
4 May 3 Phoenix 98 San Antonio 116 3-1 America West Arena, Phoenix, Arizona 4 TNT 9:00et
San Antonio wins series 3–1

West Conference Semifinals[edit]

(2) San Antonio Spurs vs. (3) Utah Jazz Last Playoff Meeting: 1994 Western Conference First Round (Utah won 3-1)

Game Date Home Score Visitor Score Record

(SAS-UTAH)

Venue Recap Television
1 May 7 San Antonio 75 Utah 95 0-1 Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas 1 TNT 7:00et
2 May 9 San Antonio 88 Utah 77 1-1 Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas 2 TNT 8:00et
3 May 11 Utah 105 San Antonio 75 1-2 Delta Center, Salt Lake City, Utah 3 NBC 3:30et
4 May 12 Utah 101 San Antonio 86 1-3 Delta Center, Salt Lake City, Utah 4 TNT 8:30et
5 May 14 San Antonio 98 Utah 87 2-3 Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas 5 TBS 9:00et
6 May 16 Utah 108 San Antonio 81 2-4 Delta Center, Salt Lake City, Utah 6 TNT 9:00et
Utah wins series 4–2

Player statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game

Season[edit]

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Cory Alexander
Greg Anderson
Vinny Del Negro
Dell Demps
Sean Elliott
Carl Herrera
Avery Johnson
Brad Lohaus
Will Perdue
Chuck Person
J.R. Reid
Doc Rivers
David Robinson
Charles Smith
Monty Williams

Playoffs[edit]

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Cory Alexander
Greg Anderson
Vinny Del Negro
Sean Elliott
Carl Herrera
Avery Johnson
Will Perdue
Chuck Person
Doc Rivers
David Robinson
Charles Smith
Monty Williams

Awards and records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

References[edit]

See also[edit]